Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll

filed under: Breakfast · Food + Drink on March 23, 2021

Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll is one large roll made with strips of pizza dough covered in brown sugar and cinnamon, cooked in an air fryer, and topped with a sweet glaze. Try my Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs for another sweet treat made in an air fryer.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll

Air Fryers are not just for chicken nuggets and french fries (although they are wonderful for enjoying fried foods with fewer calories and mess). This cinnamon roll is made with pizza dough and just a few ingredients with an easy-to-make sweet glaze to top it off. It’s a quick way to enjoy a cinnamon roll if you don’t have the time to make them from scratch.

Giant Cinnamon Roll Made in an Air Fryer

Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll Ingredients

Pizza Dough: There is no need to make the dough from scratch for this treat. Simply buy a tube of pizza dough to use.

Butter: Melt the butter and let it cool as you prepare the sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Confectioners’ Sugar: Use this for the glaze; it is simply mixed with the heavy cream.

Heavy Cream: Also known as heavy whipping cream, heavy cream consists of 36-40% fat.

How to Make Giant Cinnamon Roll

Filling the Dough

This recipe makes one large cinnamon roll that you can share or enjoy all to yourself! It only takes a few minutes to put together, and there is no wait time for dough rising or even making homemade dough. To get started, roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface to a rectangle that is about 12×8 inches.

Next, in a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. With a pastry brush (or even the back of a spoon), spread the melted butter all over the rolled-out dough. Be sure to get all the way to the edges with the butter. Then, sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over the dough, covering the entire surface.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll

How to Make Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll

Once the dough has been rolled out and covered with cinnamon and sugar, it’s time to get this large roll folded and cooked in the air fryer.

  1. First, cut the dough into 4-6 equal-sized strips using a sharp knife or pizza cutter.
  2. Next, tightly roll up the first strip.
  3. Third, place the rolled-up strip on the top edge of the second strip and continue to roll, forming a larger roll.
  4. Continue to add to the cinnamon roll with the remaining strips until you have one large treat. 
  5. After all the strips are rolled up together, carefully place the roll into a 6-inch cake pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
  6. Loosely cover the roll with aluminum foil and place it in the basket of an air fryer. Cook for 20 minutes at 325°F.
  7. Remove the foil from the pan and cook for an additional 15-16 minutes.
  8. Finally, while the roll is warm, use a small whisk to make the glaze. Start with 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream, adding more until the glaze reaches your desired consistency.
  9. Drizzle the glaze over the roll and dig in!

Can I Make this Cinnamon Roll in the Oven?

Yes! If you do not have an air fryer, you can still enjoy this extra large cinnamon roll. To make it in the oven, preheat the oven to 350°F. Then, follow the same instructions up to the covering with aluminum foil. Bake the roll, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes. However, if the edges are getting too dark, tent with aluminum foil for the remaining cook time.

Inside of Giant Cinnamon Roll Made in an Air Fryer

Looking for More Sweet Roll Recipes?

Orange Sweet Rolls

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Lemon Blueberry Sweet Rolls

Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

This is the Air Fryer I use and that is pictured above. We love it! (affiliate link)

Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
36 mins
Total Time
51 mins
 

Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll is one large roll made with strips of pizza dough covered in brown sugar and cinnamon, cooked in an air fryer, and topped with a sweet glaze.

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
Servings: 2
Calories: 721 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net
Ingredients
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) pizza dough
FILLING
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • cup (67g) brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
Glaze
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Add your pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface, and roll it out into a 12x8-inch rectangle.

FILLING
  1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Pour the melted butter over the dough so that it covers the entire surface. A pastry brush works well for this step.

  3. Sprinkle and spread the brown sugar mixture over the buttered dough, making sure it covers the entire surface.

ROLLING, CUTTING, AND AIR FRYING
  1. Preheat an air fryer to 325°F and spray a 6-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Using a very sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the rectangle into 4-6 equal strips. Roll one strip up, and then connect it to the next strip until all the strips form one large cinnamon roll.

  3. Carefully place the cinnamon roll into the prepared cake pan and top the pan loosely with aluminum foil.

  4. Air Fry for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and fry for 15-16 additional minutes.

GLAZE
  1. In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar with 2-3 tablespoons of heavy cream. Start with 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, and then add more until the glaze reaches your desired consistency.

  2. Drizzle the glaze over the warm roll and serve.

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  • Yasmin says:

    This looks great! Could you make the strips into separate smaller rolls and still airfry?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Yasmin! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Yes, you could do this (great idea), but be sure to carefully watch the cooking time as we have not tested it. Let us know how they turn out and have a great day!